Official Press Release
ADRENALIZE WITH RED SPIKE
Image Comics Collects The 5-Issue Super Soldier Miniseries
Image Comics is proud to announce the January release of RED SPIKE VOL. 1 TP, written by Jeff Cahn, illustrated by Mark Texeira (Wolverine, Punisher) and Salvador Navarro, edited by Dave Elliott and produced by Benaroya Publishing. RED SPIKE VOL. 1 TP collects issues #1-5 of the sold out miniseries and will include extras such as a gallery page of covers by veteran artist Mark Texeira and the diaries of Doctor Fairfield, creator of the Red Spike program.
70 years ago, the world began its race to create the first Super Soldier. In 2011, the United States succeeded… twice. Project Red Spike discovered that through the manipulation and regulation of the adrenal glands the super soldier was no longer just a dream.
The world of RED SPIKE involves soldiers Matt Cutler and Greg Dane, the first to survive the Project Red Spike program. They have been proven on the field to be everything that was wanting in the program. Unfortunately, an upgrade to Greg’s implant goes array and now it’s up to Matt to chase down his friend before he hurts himself, the city and the tax payers who funded their creation. But as the friends begin their very public battle in heart of Washington, DC, twisted and sinister secrets begin to emerge from within the Red Spike program. Can both soldiers survive or are their deaths a necessary measure to secure the program’s secrecy?
The critics have raved about RED SPIKE:
“If you like a good story with a bit of mystery and intrigue, combined with good action and solid characters, then Red Spike is one I would recommend.” – My Comic Network
“The best part is that it’s not a mindless action story, there’s actually very well thought out plot devices and an underlining mystery.” – Player Affinity
“It reads like a summer movie blockbuster.” – Comics Bulletin
“I’m extremely interested in seeing what Cahn and the artists have in store for the future of Red Spike.” – Comic Booked
RED SPIKE VOL. 1 TP (NOV110411, ISBN: 978-1-60706-487-9)
, a 144-page full-color trade paperback, will be on sale in stores January 11th, 2012
for $12.99 and is available to order in the November 2011 edition of Previews. For more information, please visit www.benaroyapublishing.com
ABOUT JEFF CAHN
After graduating from Pomona College, Jeff Cahn returned to his hometown of New Orleans, where he interned on the set of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for Digital Domain’s Oscar winning visual effects team. Once the shoot wrapped, he returned to Los Angeles and now works at Benaroya Pictures and Publishing as a story developer and writer of both screen and comics.
ABOUT MARK TEXEIRA
Mark Texeira is a born n’ raised New Yorker. Mark began honing his art from a young age, attending the Manhattan High School of Art and Design. After graduating, Mark was awarded a Presidential Scholarship at the School of Visual Arts, which he attended for two years before dropping out to pursue a professional freelance commercial art career. It was during this time that Mark attended classes at the Art Students League of New York, exploring new ways to create life in art. Winning mentions at the Salmagundi Club and The Society of Illustrators kicked off Mark’s work throughout the entertainment world. Mark is best known for his work on WOLVERINE, PUNISHER, VAMPIRELLA, and now, RED SPIKE.
ABOUT SALVADOR NAVARRO
Salvador Navarro was born in Málaga, Spain in the summer of 1969. Being an artist was in the cards for Salvador . …but learning to pencil came later. In 2009, after several submissions, Salvador published his first book TALES OF WONDERLAND: TWEEDLE DEE AND TWEEDLE DUM with Zenescope Entertainment. Salvador went on to work WARD SIX with Kickstart, and is now the artist on RED SPIKE.
ABOUT BENAROYA PUBLISHING
Founded by Michael Benaroya in 2009, Benaroya Publishing is a comic book and graphic novel production company dedicated to thrilling and compelling storytelling. A subsidiary of Benaroya Pictures, Benaroya Publishing is based in Los Angeles, California and launches their debut titles this Spring under the Image Comics label. With David Elliott (FALL OUT TOY WORKS and co-founder of RADICAL PUBLISHING) at the helm as in-house Editor-in-Chief, Benaroya Publishing promises to bring fresh new ideas, and uniquely told stories to the comics literary world. For more information, visit www.benaroyapublishing.com.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of four major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.